drought

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  • Has Iran entered a 30-year dry spell? 2022-05-16 18:29

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Has Iran entered a 30-year dry spell?

    TEHRAN – If the trend of rising temperatures and water consumption continues, the severity and effects of the drought will intensify, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management has said.

  • Drought causes $107m damage to environment 2022-05-08 18:34

    Drought causes $107m damage to environment

    TEHRAN – Drought has so far incurred a loss of 28 trillion rials (about $107 million) to the environment, Hassan Akbari, deputy head of natural environment and biodiversity of the Department of Environment, has said.

  • IFRC launches emergency plan to counter drought in Iran 2022-03-05 17:08

    IFRC launches emergency plan to counter drought in Iran

    TEHRAN – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal to support the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) in response to drought in the country.

  • آبخیزداری 2021-12-15 20:49

    Budget for watershed management seen to jump fourfold

    TEHRAN- The national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1401, which starts on March 21, 2022, has allocated 16 trillion rials (about $53 million), which is nearly fourfold of the budget for the current year.

  • Sadegh Khalilian 2021-12-07 21:21

    Khuzestan governor proposes transfer of water-intensive industries to southern coasts

    TEHRAN - Writing an article in the Iran newspaper on Monday, the governor of the southwestern province of Khuzestan proposes an array of solutions to deal with water shortage and droughts.

  • خشکسالی 2021-10-20 17:33

    Drought, groundwater withdrawal pushing lands into ‘silent death’

    TEHRAN – Iran has been affected by groundwater deterioration and the plains have been torn apart in a crisis of drought and human negligence so that a silent creeping phenomenon called land subsidence is threatening the whole country.

  • IRCS seeks assistance from ICRC to deal with drought 2021-10-19 18:11

    IRCS seeks assistance from IFRC to deal with drought

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has asked the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to help in dealing with the drought in the southeastern part of the country.

  • black bear 2021-10-16 10:47

    By Jamshid Parchizadeh

    Prolonged drought may increase Asiatic black bear-human encounters in Iran

    Iran is facing its worst drought in 50 years which has resulted in water shortages for humans and wildlife species. With drought going on, animal species including the Asiatic black bear have had to leave protected areas for other places where they can find food and water resources (e.g. within or around human populated areas), which can result in encounters between black bears and humans.

  • From nanotechnology to solar power: solutions to drought 2021-09-05 18:13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    From nanotechnology to solar power: solutions to drought

    TEHRAN – While the drought has intensified in Iran and the country is facing water stress, various solutions from the use of solar power plants to the expansion of watershed management and nanotechnology are offered by experts and officials.

  • خشکسالی 2021-08-28 17:07

    IFRC allocates $850,000 to help Iran combat drought

    TEHRAN - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has allocated $850,000 to Iran to help the country implement programs to deal with drought.

  • Autumn 2021-08-06 18:16

    Autumn expected to be warmer than normal

    TEHRAN – Iran is expected to experience a "warmer than normal" autumn this year, as the temperature will rise by 0.5 to 1 degree, Sadeq Ziaeian, director of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to the Meteorological Organization has said.

  • Tehran to host intl. workshop on space technology for drought, flood 2021-06-23 18:36

    Tehran to host intl. workshop on space technology for drought, flood

    TEHRAN – The International Workshop on the Space Technology Applications for Drought, Flood, and Water Resource Management will be held in Tehran from August 9 to 11.

  • In Faux-Cap, Madagascar, the dunes and their strong winds pose a threat to their crops. With the greenest weapons, its inhabitants worked for 120 days to secure 75 hectares of dunes. Once settled, the risk is over. (Photo: UNDP) 2021-06-16 16:53

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    When the soil asks for help

    June 17 is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought with a focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes, and increases food security.

  • Autumn rains likely to start later than normal 2021-06-15 17:29

    Autumn rains likely to start later than normal

    TEHRAN – Autumnal rainfall this year is likely to start later than normal in the country, hence the drought period will be prolonged, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, has said.

  • More drought predicted for Iran over next 5 years 2021-05-26 16:43

    More drought predicted for Iran over next 5 years

    TEHRAN – According to the World Meteorological Organization's multiannual forecast, in the next five years, Iran’s average rainfall will decline by 75 percent, and the temperature rises by 50-75 percent compared to the long-term average.

  • National campaign to ease water stress in 4 provinces 2021-05-18 18:42

    National campaign to ease water stress in 4 provinces

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will launch a campaign for the fourth time to solicit public donations to ease water stress in four drought-ridden provinces of the country.

  • Some $766m proposed to drought management projects 2021-05-10 16:21

    Some $766m proposed to drought management projects

    TEHRAN – A total of 3.2 trillion rials (nearly $766 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been proposed for drought management projects with the priority given to the immediate supply of fresh water in urban areas across the country.

  • Iran to probably face drought this year: expert 2021-04-03 18:20

    Iran to probably face drought this year: expert

    TEHRAN – Iran will probably experience drought over the current [Iranian calendar] year (began on March 21), as only four provinces out of 31 provinces of the country received normal rainfall last year, director of flood control at Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization said.

  • خشکسالی 2021-03-12 16:56

    National document drafted for water management, environment protection

    TEHRAN – A national document for preserving water resources, managing drought, and soil erosion, and protecting the environment has been drafted by the vice president’s office for science and technology.

  • پاکستان 2020-10-09 17:16

    Tehran, Islamabad stress need for combating deforestation, drought

    TEHRAN – Iran and Pakistan underscored the need for boosting cooperation in the field of environment protection.

  • Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature? 2020/09/20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature?

    TEHRAN – Transferring water from a basin to drought-ridden areas over varying distances is among the plans in Iran to quench the thirst of some provinces, while construction of such tunnels is inherently risky and can result in unpredicted events or irreparable environmental issue.

  • پریشان 2020-07-20 22:40

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Parishan Wetland: West Asia's largest freshwater at drought tipping point

    TEHRAN –Parishan Wetland, the largest freshwater lake in Iran and West Asia, dried up in recent years and is struggling to death due to excessive groundwater withdrawal.

  • Media help alter mental image of travelers towards Sistan-Baluchestan 2019-12-21 18:26

    Media help alter mental image of travelers towards Sistan-Baluchestan

    TEHRAN – Media have helped change the mental image of people towards Sistan-Baluchestan province, which was being shunned by many potential foreign and domestic travelers.

  • A view of the 4000-year-old Abarkouh cypress in central Iran 2019-11-27 21:27

    Some 2,000 old trees identified so far in Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 2,000 old trees have so far been identified across Iran, which are deemed as reliable sources for proving history of the ancient land in terms of climate change, environment and geology.

  • Challenges facing Iran to become resilient against disasters 2019-10-13 11:52

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Challenges facing Iran to become resilient against disasters

    TEHRAN – Having tackled over 34 out of 41 natural disasters identified worldwide, Iran is among the top countries most prone to natural disasters. Therefore, risk reduction and resilience is widely recognized emphasizing the need for making cities resilient to disasters. But what are the challenges on its way?

  • 4,000 in drought-ridden areas provided with social services 2019-09-17 19:29

    4,000 in drought-ridden areas provided with social services

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has dispatched volunteer teams to provide social services to the people residing in drought-stricken provinces of Sistan-Baluchestan, South Khorasan and Hormozgan, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • 85% of Iran's population affected by prolonged drought: official 2019-09-14 19:27

    85% of Iran's population affected by prolonged drought: official

    TEHRAN – Over 85 percent of the country’s total population is affected by prolonged drought over the past decade, Sadeq Ziaeian, director of the national center for drought and crisis management affiliated to the Meteorological Organization, told ISNA on Friday.

  • Water donation campaign aims to ease drought in 4 provinces 2019-07-27 17:37

    Water donation campaign aims to ease drought in 4 provinces

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will launch a campaign for the second time to solicit public donations to ease water stress in four provinces of the country.

  • System to be set up for monitoring, forecasting agricultural drought 2019-06-18 20:59

    System to be set up for monitoring, forecasting agricultural drought

    TEHRAN – A system will be launched to monitor, forecast and report the agricultural lands being hit by drought, Amir Qaderi, an official with Disaster Management Organization has announced.

  • Increased precipitations predicted for next two decades in Iran  2019-05-04 08:27

    Increased precipitations predicted for next two decades in Iran 

    TEHRAN — It seems that over the next one to two decades the number of years with above-normal precipitations will increase, eminent meteorology professor Hossein Ardakani has said.